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Confectionery marketing to kids taboo under WHO’s European Region Nutrient Profile model

The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile model to confectionery would not allow its marketing to kids.

Polish consolidation

200 layoffs: Mondelēz to streamline Irish choc plants and shut gumbase factory

Mondelēz International plans to close its Tallaght chewing gum ingredient factory and will restructure chocolate production in Ireland, resulting in around 200 job cuts.

People on the move

Hershey names CFO and Mondelēz picks North America head

Hershey has appointed Patricia A. Little as its new chief financial officer, while Mondelēz has named Roberto Marques as president of its North America business.

Editorial calendar

Better-for-you candy, energy-efficient processing and portion-control: ConfectioneryNews unveils 2015 features lineup

We’ve chosen four topics for our 2015 special editions and are inviting expert comment.

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Cargill develops method to maximize chewing gum crunch

Crunch time for Cargill with perfect acoustic formula for gum

Cargill has developed an acoustic testing formula that it claims will help manufacturers maximize crunchiness in gum...

Mars defends M&M's artificial colors; says natural switch takes time

Mars defends artificial dyes and says natural switch 'won't happen overnight'

Mars says it is exploring natural alternatives but sees no safety concerns with artificial colors and flavors.

Commission investigates Cargill’s ADM chocolate buy
Probe launched

Commission fears Cargill’s ADM chocolate buy could lead to price hikes

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Cargill’s proposed acquisition of ADM’s industrial chocolate business...

Yowie wins Walmart and Safeway listings

Yowie wins listings at major US supermarkets

Toy-filled confectionery brand Yowie has secured US distribution in nationwide Walmart and Safeway stores.

Hershey in non-GMO and no high fructose corn syrup pledge
Clear label pledge

Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kisses to go non-GM

Hershey intends to remove genetically-modified ingredients from Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Kisses by the end of the...

Nestlé will remove artificial flavors in all of Europe

Nestlé to dump artificial flavors in Europe, but tightlipped on price hikes

Nestlé says it will remove artificial flavors in confectionery across Europe, but refuses to confirm whether it...

Is Mars bar fairtrade? Mars in UK cocoa sourcing deal

Mars bar goes Fairtrade in UK under new sourcing program

Mars bars in the UK and Ireland will use Fairtrade cocoa under the certification body’s new Cocoa...

Mondelēz acquisition shopping in emerging markets
Candy at CAGNY

‘We’ll continue to seek tack-on acquisitions’: Mondelēz to shop in emerging markets

Mondelēz International says it will continue to look for complementary acquisitions in emerging markets after acquiring Vietnam’s...

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